Friday, 27 October 2017
University of Otago bioarchaeology researchers are hoping to undertake a new project to study the lives of members of the Otago Goldfields Chinese community, many of whom were miners, by examining their burial remains in the Lawrence Cemetery.
Monday, 11 September 2017
Learning to cultivate crops and other agricultural food – rather than relying on hunter-gathering – is often thought of as a key milestone in the history of humanity.
Monday, 24 July 2017
In the first research of its kind in New Zealand, University of Otago researchers are gaining fresh insights into the quality of life and identity of Otago’s early European settlers and farmers through excavating and analysing skeletons from unmarked graves in St. John’s Burial Ground, in Tokoiti, Milton.
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
School students who may have wondered where their teachers came from may not have to wonder much longer.
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Hawke’s Bay iwi are working closely with University of Otago experts to learn how to record and protect sites with crucial cultural and archaeological values.
Friday, 24 February 2017
Otago’s Department of Anthropology and Archaeology is looking to strengthen its already impressive commitment to Pacific scholarship over the next five years.
Friday, 17 February 2017
Four University of Otago initiatives are among the latest projects to be successfully awarded a total of $2m in the 2017 Unlocking Curious Minds funding round. The fund particularly focuses on projects that engage young New Zealanders who have fewer opportunities to be involved with science and technology.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Researchers from the University of Otago, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the University of Oxford are casting new light on past human responses to climate change.
Thursday, 15 December 2016
A ground-breaking paper on bee fertility, passionate research into the bioarchaeology of children in the past, and outstanding service to the University’s School of Biomedical Sciences were among the achievements celebrated at an awards ceremony yesterday.
Thursday, 22 September 2016
A University of Otago bioanthropologist is among an international group of scientists who have undertaken the first population genomic study of Aboriginal Australians.
Friday, 22 July 2016
Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, an internationally renowned biological anthropologist who pioneered the use of evolutionary genetics to trace Pacific migrations, is the latest recipient of the Distinguished Research Medal, the University of Otago’s highest distinction.
Monday, 30 May 2016
University of Otago researchers are hoping to shed new light on the quality of life and identity of Otago’s early European settlers and farmers through a proposed study that would involve excavating and analysing skeletons from unmarked graves in Tokoiti, Milton.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
The University of Otago will today officially launch thirteen Research Themes that investigate areas of strategic importance to regions, New Zealand and the world.